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Meg Wolitzer

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Margaret Atwood's 'Stone Mattress' Is Full Of Sharp And Jabbing Truths

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

In her latest collection, Margaret Atwood takes on death, dreadfulness and the use of fantasy. Though these stories are strange and wild, they all somehow ring true.

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Legal Dilemmas Become Human Drama In Ian McEwan's Latest

Friday, September 05, 2014

The Children Act by Ian McEwan is about a judge whose ruling decides the fate of a teenager in ways she can't imagine. It's written with McEwan's trademark gracefulness and control.

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Teen Drama? Occult Thriller? Gritty War Epic? 'Bone Clocks' Is All Three

Thursday, August 28, 2014

David Mitchell's new novel might span five perspectives and six decades, but he brings this complex mix together with signature elegance. The combination makes for a thrilling read.

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Haruki Murakami Paints A 'Colorless' Character In A Vividly Imagined World

Monday, August 18, 2014

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki, about a young man looking for closure, offers Haruki Murakami's trademark blend of fantasy and reality. Some moments fall flat, but many others are intoxicating.

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Strange And Beautiful Love Stories Light Up 'Paper Lantern'

Monday, June 23, 2014

The stories in Stuart Dybek's latest collection concern themselves with strong feelings, and sometimes with crazed longings. Reviewer Meg Wolitzer finds them "a little alarming, a little wonderful."

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Pro-Russian Separatists To Join Ukrainian Cease-Fire

Monday, June 23, 2014

Days after Kiev announced a unilateral weeklong halt in the fighting, forces belonging to the self-declared "Donetsk People's Republic" say they will honor it.

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A Satire Of Literary Prizes Reveals A World Of Insanity

Friday, May 30, 2014

Edward St. Aubyn is no stranger to losing out on awards. In 2006 his novel was shortlisted for the Man Booker. But in 2011 he didn't even make the longlist. Now he's getting his revenge.

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In 'Every Day Is For The Thief,' Cole Chronicles A City's Reality

Saturday, April 26, 2014

In Teju Cole's newest, elliptical novel, an unnamed narrator visits his native country, alarmed at what has changed, and at what hasn't.

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After A Disaster In 'Family Life,' Relief Never Comes

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Akhil Sharma took over a decade to write his novel, Family Life, a mostly autobiographical account of an immigrant family and an accident that shatters their dreams for the future.

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Ryan Budget Vote Produces 'Win' For Both Parties

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Democrats made lots of speeches about the horrors of the GOP's Ryan budget. Republicans made lots of speeches about its wonders. The actual effect on public policy? None.

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Dinaw Mengestu Embraces The Vastness Of Love And War

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Meg Wolitzer says All Our Names, told in the alternating voices of two lovers, is a subtle masterpiece. It tackles huge themes — relationships, violence, identity, racism — but never overreaches.

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When You Befriend A Killer, You Can't Not Write About It

Thursday, March 13, 2014

In 2008, Clark Rockefeller kidnapped his daughter and led police on a weeklong chase. Turned out he wasn't a Rockefeller at all; he was an impostor who happened to be friends with writer Walter Kirn.

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For Anjelica Huston, The 'Story' Starts Long Before Los Angeles

Monday, December 02, 2013

The acrtess' new memoir might not be the kind of thing you'd expect from a longtime A-list actress and daughter of film royalty. Forget the glamour and debauchery of the familiar Hollywood tell-all. As reviewer Meg Wolitzer explains, Huston's story begins before Los Angeles, a story at once relatable and unique.

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Feminist, Foodie, Filmmaker — Ephron Did It All, And Wrote About It, Too

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

More than a year after her death, Nora Ephron — beloved reporter, screenwriter, director, and novelist — has been memorialized in a collection of her writings. Meg Wolitzer, who enjoyed a 20-year friendship with Ephron, says The Most of Nora Ephron forms a picture of an ambitious, honest feminist who demanded a lot from life and gave back even more.

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Bridget In Middle Age: We're Not So 'Mad About' This Girl

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Bridget Jones, as you may have heard, is back: 51, widowed and juggling two small children and a much younger boy toy. Reviewer Meg Wolitzer says that while she doesn't mind the subtraction of hunky Mark Darcy, she misses the messy but honest charm of the younger Bridget.

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Brainy, Fat And Full Of Ideas: 'Night Film' Is A Good-Natured Thriller

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

In the pages of Marisha Pessl's Night Film, you'll uncover the death of a beautiful woman; her terrifying, filmmaker-father; even a seemingly haunted mansion. But reviewer Meg Wolitzer says that while the book dips into the unsavory and the scary, it stays surprisingly PG.

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Hidden Gems: 5 Summer Books That Deserve More Fanfare

Monday, August 19, 2013

There is just so much to read! Every year many good books get lost under a tide of prose. Reviewer Meg Wolitzer celebrates five books that might have slipped under the radar.

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In A Campus-Bound Novel, A Thrilling, 'Educational' Affair

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Susan Choi's new novel, My Education, is a study of relationships and how they end. Reviewer Meg Wolitzer says the book is a triumph for academic novels, portraying youth, love and naivete with exceptional style.

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Jeannette Walls' 'Silver Star' Lacks Spunk And Direction

Monday, June 10, 2013

The novel is about two sisters, aged 12 and 15, who travel cross-country after their mother abandons them. Reviewer Meg Wolitzer says that not only the characters are adrift in this book, the story itself seems unsure of what it wants to be.

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From A Debut Writer, A Polished, Passionate, Must-Read Book

Monday, May 06, 2013

Anthony Marra's debut novel, A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, takes place in war-torn Chechnya — a world of perpetual violence, fear and exploding land mines. But reviewer Meg Wolitzer says the characters are so vivid and the language so brilliant you want to stay there.

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